Patent Prosecution

A patent is a property right granted by a government to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, importing or selling an invention in a particular country for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.  In the United States, the exclusive rights conferred by a patent typically last no longer than 20 years from the date of filing.

The process of obtaining a patent is generally adversarial in nature.  A government employee is charged with performing a search of existing technology and entering rejections based on the results of the search, procedural issues and matters as to form.  Your patent attorney responds to communications from the examiner and enters arguments to overcome any rejections.

Convincing and successful argument is generally only possible if your attorney is technically competent to discuss each issue arising in patent prosecution.  At The Noblitt Group, we only employ professionals with the highest technical and legal qualifications.  Our firm comprises registered patent attorneys, foreign associates, patent agents and technical consultants – many holding doctorates and other advanced degrees in various fields of engineering, as well as in biotechnology, electronics, software, chemistry and other important areas.  This depth of education and experience enables our firm to analyze technical and legal issues efficiently and to successfully present the most persuasive arguments on behalf of our clients.

We would be happy to discuss other features and more specific details of this area of our practice at your request.

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